“Whereas it is essential to promote the awareness of the relationship between materials and life, and manage their interdependencies to maximise mutual sustainability.”
Long term sustainability
The focus of this preamble is about the relationships. A longterm vision is not a relationship. Materials are necessary to sustain life. And life acts as materials guardian and user, like a prey and predator, parent and child, however their relationship must be in a mutual stable balance in order to protect both.
Challenge is the relationship between life and the energy-form factors of materials (fixed, liquid, gas) and effects of entropy. Life requires energy to sustain and therefore consumes materials for its energy value (food, nutrients) that it may not be able to reproduce due to the energy transformation. Maximising mutual sustainability is probably the maximum to be achieved, because in 4-10 billion years our mutual existence will be over (on earth) when the sun&earth will finish their lifetimes.